Saturday, January 31, 2015

Saveur Art : Valentines Day 2015

Saveur Art has outdone themselves again, and honestly it comes as no surprise. This Valentine's Day, their made a la minute menu is one that's bound to impress your date, your valentine, or your partner. One can expect to savour dishes using the most premium ingredients like fresh truffles and foie gras. 

After canapés, one will be served the Potage of Oyster Champagne, a soup dish filled with aplenty of seafood such as langoustine, mussels, clams and seaweed toast on the side. Within, you can also expect chunks of carrots and potatoes swimming with the extremely fresh seafood, which were cooked perfectly and retained its natural sweetness.

Next up is the Black Cod Rossini - a dish with a lot of finesse on a plate. With potatoes at the bottom, followed by cod, shaved winter black truffles and topped with a chunk of foie gras, we were (almost) in heaven after our first mouthful. The melt-in-your-mouth foie gras complimented the cod extremely well and the shaved truffle slices did not overpower the star of the dish - the cod.

For mains, one will have a choice between the Hay-Roasted French Pigeon or the Slow-cooked Norwegian Salmon. The pigeon consists of a confit of leg and a roasted pigeon breast, among the winter root vegetables and a liver vinaigrette on the side. The taste of pigeon can be a hit or a miss with some people, so we recommend it only if you can take a bit of gaminess.

The salmon on the other hand, is a safer bet. The salmon is cooked sous vide for about 20 minutes at 40 - 50 degrees to achieve a soft and deeply flavoured piece of fish. Paired with green pea mousse line and wild mushrooms, we found ourselves enjoying the dish a lot.

No meal is ever complete without dessert. The Cherry & Coffee dessert on their Valentine's Day menu features a muscovado cake, marinated cherries, coffee soil, topped with a cherry sorbet. Portion wise, it was huge. The muscovado cake was fluffy and paired well with the tangy sorbet. We also like the fact that the cherries retained its bite despite being marinated with liquor for that extra kick. A separate Petit Fours (baileys chocolate ball) is served after dessert.

We hear that tables are filling up at Saveur Art this Valentine's Day and honestly, it comes as no surprise since prices are relatively reasonable for the standard of food they serve. Priced at SGD 79++ per person, we think this is as close as 'value' gets this Valentine's, especially since they are located smack in the middle of town - Ion Orchard. Their other outlets, Saveur and Concetto by Saveur will also be offering a separate Valentine's Day menu.

Saveur Art
2 Orchard Turn
Ion Orchard, #04-11
Singapore 238801
+65 6634 1141

This was an invited media tasting.

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